Competitive cheer season ends for Coyotes, Bucks

REED CITY —  The competitive cheer seasons ended for area teams in competition on Saturday in district action.

Reed City took ninth place.

“The top four advance and while they didn’t advance, they had their second highest scoring ever in the mid-500s,” said Reed City coach Amanda Powers. “That’s on track for where we need to be to continue on. If we can continue to grow, hopefully next year, we move on from districts.”

Round 3 was the best round for the Coyotes, Powers said. “They were able to pull together,” she said.

Evart was 10th out of 13 at its home district Merrill took first place.

“There was a lot of really good competition,” said Evart coach Marty Pattee. “We did better in rounds 1 and 3. Round 2 hurt us. They’re young kids. They’re going to get better.”

Competitive cheer meets consist of three performance rounds. Round 1 consists of leadership skills and two required jumps. The second round employs various skills and gymnastics while Round 3 deals with stunts and mounts.

Pine River, also at Evart, placed sixth out of 13 teams.

“We had our best competition of the year,” Pine River coach Tiffany Lindquist said. “They scored their highest in rounds 2 and 3 than they have all season. Round 1 they scored their second highest of the season. We were only two teams from making it to regionals. They did a great job.”